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How Men Can Achieve A Fulfilling Work Life Balance

Small Biz AdviceFebruary 6, 2008By

Matthew Scott on How Men Can Achieve A Fulfilling Work Life Balance.

Nowadays, many of us desire to live a more significant personal life. One that includes more time spent with family and loved ones.

But for men, in particular, this can be extremely difficult. Many men inherently do not know how to “stop and smell the roses” in work or life; and many have a tendency to receive their needs at work – more so than anywhere else.

Our featured guest in this Episode of The Small Business Trends Radio is Matthew Scott, Founder & Head Coach of, The Life’s Work Group, Inc. Matthew is a former special forces soldier with a focus in psychological warfare, and went from jumping out of planes into the executive boardroom.

Matthew shares valuable insights into the questions that men can ask themselves to make a successful work/life transition.

JumpUpTopics include:

  • Mid life crisis! — Many have heard the term. Men tend to view life as two very distinct chapters – there’s the first one, and then the second one. In the second chapter of a man’s life they reflect on the mistakes and challenges of the first chapter and vow to perform the second one differently and with a different set of goals.
  • What is a man’s biggest obstacle? — Perhaps it’s the ability to view the big picture. Men tend to focus on immediate environments and challenges only. They do not posses the ability view events laterally in order to anticipate measures necessary to avoid crisis. Men tend to lack the ability to rest and will do so by performing yet another activity. In a constant state of motion, men generally remain unaware of a need to change.

Whether you’re a man or a woman, Matthew’s observations will provide you with valuable and thought provoking insights into the male mind. And for our male listeners, Matthew can help you to determine the questions you need to be asking yourself at transitional stages in life.

Are you ready to explore the depths within? Click the red and yellow player below and listen to Matthew’s full interview on the subject.

11 Responses to “How Men Can Achieve A Fulfilling Work Life Balance”

  1. personal Says:

    How Men Can Achieve A Fulfilling Work Life Balance

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  2. Amanda Says:

    While listening to this interview, I kept thinking about how this applys to my husband. He enjoys overtime, working on weekends, etc. I am always trying to get him to stop and breathe. I’ll have to make him listen to this later.

  3. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Carpe Diem and pluck the day at the same time! :) I try to achieve my values in life, so I don’t have a problem with a break to take time and “smell the roses” (but I prefer to take care of my chile peppers instead ;)

  4. Chris Says:

    I thought of several men that could likely relate to this while I was listening. I saw much of what was said in my own father as well. Very interesting interview. Very insightful.

  5. Matthew Scott Says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I want to thank all who have commented on my recent interview.

    You can make a difference by going to http://www.menatpausebook.com and contributing your question to my world-wide survey.

    What is your most transforming question?

    Thanks,

    Matthew Scott, M.S.
    men@pause

  6. Chris Says:

    Hey, thanks for posting that link, Matthew!

  7. EJMalyn Says:

    I feel that men truly don’t feel or even understand a need for change and agree with Matthew on the only two chapters they do view. This was a great interview.

  8. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Matthew Scott,

    I contributed with the following question:

    How do you integrate mind & body by achieving your values in both your personal life and professional career?

    Best premises,

    Martin Lindeskog – American in Spirit.
    Gothenburg, Sweden.

    P.S. Matthew: Is it wine in your glass? :p

  9. Matthew Scott Says:

    All of your questions and comments are great.

    Martin, yes that is me with a wine glass. I live right near vineyard country and I may chase the grape from time to time. We have so many great Oregon vineyards that combine beauty and tasty fruits of our labor.

    Martin your integration question is great. Allow me to answer from my own perspective:

    Who You “ARE” is not to be lost in Who You “R” (Responsibilities at work, titles, customer identity)

    As far as integration-where the mind goes the body will follow.

    When you determine your life’s purpose, your work calling will follow.

    If you are interested, you may also receive updates at my men@pause blog where I create discussion concerning executive and entrepreneurial men in professional and personal transition.

    My men@pause blog is http://www.menatpausecoach.com

    Best Regards to all,

    Matthew Scott, M.S.
    Founder and Head Coach
    The Life’s Work Group, Inc.

  10. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Matthew,

    Which is your favorite vineyard in Oregon? I live by reason, purpose and self-esteem

    I will check out your blog.

    Best Premises,

    Martin Lindeskog

  11. Matthew Scott Says:

    Sokol Blosser, Bergstrom, and Rex Hill are the local Oregon favorites.

    Perhaps, our path will cross one day.

    Be Well,

    Matthew

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